Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

Saturday, 15 July 2017

It's been ages since I've done a book tag post so I'm so glad to have the opportunity to do this one (*especially* since the prompts are Harry Potter themed!). Thanks to the lovely Cass @ Words on Paper for tagging me - I'll be passing it on to any other bloggers who want to participate.

1. Expecto Patronum
A childhood book connected to good memories

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
This was the first 'classic' book I read as a child, and watching the recent Netflix series 'Anne with an E' brought back all those fond memories. 

2. Expelliarmus
A book that took you by surprise

In The Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker

I still think that In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker is one of, if not the most original YA novel I've read. It completely surprised me and was nothing like what I had expected...but left me awestruck. 

3. Prior Incantato
The last book you read

A Shadow's Breath by Nicole Hayes
As I said in my review, this book took my breath away - it is split between the then and now surrounding a car accident, and delves deep into the relationships teens have with their families, survival and snatching at a faint glimmer of hope. 

4. Alohamora
A book that introduced you to a genre that you had not considered before

Formaldehyde by Jane Rawson

It's not exactly a genre, but I've been finding a new appreciation for novellas which pack a punch. I discovered Formaldehyde at the library - a tiny book wedged between a couple of bulky hardcovers, and thought I'd give it a chance. Sometimes it's the stories you don't have any expectations for which impress you the most. This clever gem is short and full of wit - don't let the creepy cover put you off!

5. Riddikulus
A funny book you've read

Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk

Any of the Chuck Palahniuk books I've read (Fight Club, Survivor, Pygmy) would fill this space, but I've decided to go with the one I was introduced to first. His work is bizarre, satirical, and darkly comedic. Half the time you might not know what to think, but I will admit that there are always some phrases thrown in you can't help but have a laugh at. 

6. Sonorus
A book you think everybody should know about

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of the most moving coming-of-age novels I've read. It's a modern classic for good reason, and I'm hoping to revisit it soon.

7. Obliviate
A book or spoiler you would like to forget having read

The Troop by Nick Cutter

Don't get me wrong - Nick Cutter can write...and I did find the last parts of this book very addictive. When it comes down to it though, The Troop was so disturbing it is not something I will every be re-reading again *shudders*. 

8. Imperio
A book you had to read for school

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

I ended up really enjoying most of the prescribed reading we had to do at school, and this was one of those. It definitely made me see the world in a different light, and for that I'l always remember it. 

9. Crucio
A book that was painful to read

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

I've got nothing against existentialism, but this absurdist play was one I just could not get into. I crawled through it, but it just wasn't for me. 

10. Avada Kedavra
A book that could kill

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The Outlander series is pretty hefty, weighing it at almost a thousand pages each...you definitely wouldn't die from boredom with them though. 

11. Accio
A book you'd always like to have with you

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
Whenever you need some magic to make a dull day better, Harry Potter is always a perfect choice!

Over to you - what do you think of my picks? What books would you have chosen for the prompts?

I tag:

Bec/Alise @ Reader's Wonderland
Zoe @ Zoe Reads
Kelly @ Diva Booknerd


  1. Ooooh, its been so long since I've done a book tag! I've actually never read The Color Purple, I've seen the film which is absolutely brilliant though. I love the new Anne covers, are they the ones published by Penguin? I must update my collection. I absolutely loved A Shadow's Breath as well, so magnificent! Great tag Genie, looking forward to doing it <3 <3

    1. I agree Kels, it's quite faithful to the book as well, and very moving. It is! I just love how there are so many beautiful editions out there.

  2. Aww... Eugenia, you picked so many great books! :D I completely agree that everyone should know about A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - it may very well be my absolute favourite book and I hope to one day reread it! <3 I also need to read more from Chuck Palahniuk... which would you recommend (I've only read Fight Club so far)?

    Cass @ Words on Paper

    1. Thanks Cass! I'd recommend going for Survivor next - it's got some similar themes to Fight Club and it has a really unpredictable plot.

  3. Ooh yes, I do love reading Harry Potter too! For the childhood book, I would have picked Pippi Longstocking because I used to adore that book series. Also, anything by Enid Blyton has good memories connected to it. I have about 15 of Enid Blyton's books I think.

    Rachana @ Spun

    1. Aah I remember the Pippi books too. It just goes to show there are some authors whose work really is timeless. Thanks for stopping by!


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